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events they were to attend today. instead, governor romney and paul ryan will hold what they're calling hurricane relief events in ohio and wisconsin. bill clinton continues campaigning for team obama. he'll be in minnesota and colorado while the president focuses on disaster response from the white house. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives. >> i want to bring in perry bacon and lynn sweet, washington bureau chief for "the chicago sun-times." good morning. >> good morning. >> every word is being used for a political priss sxm thm and t not lost on david axelrod. >> we're obviously going to lose a bunch of campaign time, but that's what has to be and we'll try to make it up on the back end. so for us, it's not a matter of optics. it's a matter of a responsibility and governor romney can decide for himself what he wants to do. >> having said that, lynn, you cannot ignore the calendar. we're a week from election day. what are the stakes for this election? >> well, the highest, if it disrupts early v
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
secondary surrogates, whether it's paul ryan or mrs. romney or the romney boys go to those states and just buying it. i remember that very well. even though, chris, the obama campaign is dismissing the idea romney is seriously competing in these states, should they have sparener to shore up those voti ttleground map, and this has been one of the asmall, narrow . you have battleground polls show you don't want to bleed yourself so much, even with the amount of money both campaigns have, that you actually make it easier for the other side to make inroads. >> i'm out of time but i want to ask you each really, really quickly for your guy, on the democratic side, chris, where are we going to see the president going over the weekend, the last weekend of this campaign? >> that's obvious, ohio, ohio, ohio. >> ohio, ohio, ohio. how about you, robert? where is romney going? >> ohio and most likely he will end his campaign in new hampshire. new hampshire is still very much in play. and maybe hawaii. he might go to hawaii. i heard romney may go to hawaii. >> i'm going to give a shoutout to my bosses.
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
canceled his events in virginia yesterday. instead, he joined paul ryan on a bus tour of ohio. >> i know that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> of course, it couldn't come at a more important time politically. there's a new tracking poll out. it shows the president aahead of romney 49% to 48%. that's a three point swing in his direction from last week. before we get to politics, i want to bring in meteorologist bill karins to give us the latest on the storm. bill, where sandy is taking a slight left turn, right? >> she started the turn. this is the amazing part of the storm, history-making part of the storm. what's incredible is this is still a hurricane towards the end of october, and not only is it still a hurricane, it looks like it strengthens before landfall. we have 10 hours to go before landfall. this may not be a hybrid storm at landfall. it may be a plain, old hurricane. look at what i'm talking about on the screen. i circled the e
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secondary surrogates, whether it's paul ryan or mrs. romney or the romney boys go to those states and just stoke the fire a little bit. i remember back in 2004 we did this with vice president cheney. we sent him to hawaii and then california because there was a small conceivable chance that president bush could perhaps take hawaii and california. he obviously did not, but it was a head game towards the democrats. >> i remember that. i remember that because i was trying to get msnbc to send me to hawaii and they weren't buying it. i remember that very well. even though, chris, the obama campaign is dismissing the idea romney is seriously competing in these states, should they have spent money earlier to shore up those voting blocks, to make sure it wasn't even close? that they can't make a real play? >> you know, listen, i think when you look at this battleground map, and this has been one of the most difficult races to get kind of a handle on because you have national polls, you know, most of them showing a small, narrow romney lead. you have battleground polls showing a small, narrow